Tessa Lorant Warburg lives in England with her elder son, his Thai wife and their three lively children - and it works!
Tessa worked in New York and Wisconsin for a couple of years, then married an author who encouraged her to start writing. She wrote a series of unexpectedly popular books about her hobby of knitting, even patented two knitting aids.
After her husband died of cancer Tessa wrote, at his request, her first non-knitting book, A Voice at Twilight. This takes a look, not always solemn, at the experience of living - and dying - with the Big C. The book won the Oddfellows Social Concern Award and, as family members kept telling her how like her husband the book sounds, she thought she'd try writing fiction.
Tessa has now published six suspense novels and a family saga - a trilogy - set in North Germany and based on her mother's family.
And she's busy writing more books, both fiction and non-fiction.